Posts Tagged: Nancy Wiersum

NCTV17 Spotlight Interview, Loaves & Fishes Community Services Celebrates 40 Years

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, Loaves & Fishes Community Services remains a beacon of hope for 8,000-9,000 individuals each week by providing healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency. As the largest food pantry in Illinois, its impact resonates far and wide.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services- Future Strong at 40 Years

In 1984, a dedicated group of compassionate members of St. Raphael Catholic Church realized there were families without enough food, so they assembled a small food pantry in a closet of the church. Today, 40 years later, Loaves & Fishes is serving more than 8,000 people each week in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties. There are 2.3 million people in these four counties and 1 in 5 people are in low-income/poverty. The story of how Loaves & Fishes went from “there to here” reflects thousands of people who were inspired to join along the way making a profound difference to those in need.

New Leadership Appointment at Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Community Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Lynch as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships effective November 20, 2023.

Positively Naperville, Together, we can fill the food gap

In the last year, Loaves & Fishes has seen a marked and rapid increase in the number of people needing help. This is primarily due to the lingering economic effects of the pandemic, high inflation, especially for food, and a reduction in SNAP benefits for our clients.

NCTV17, Spotlight Interview 2023

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Loaves & Fishes: Bringing healthy food to communities in need

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Loaves & Fishes: Bringing healthy food to communities in need January, 5, 2023| Edward Elmhurst Health Healthy Driven Community New funding from Edward-Elmhurst Health will help nonprofit Loaves & Fishes expand the distribution of healthy food to those in need in Will and DuPage counties. The project is being supported through Edward-Elmhurst Health’s Community Investment… Read more »

WGN Radio, Giving Tuesday: Busey Bank and Loaves & Fishes

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Listen to the interview here. Host Jon Hansen is joined by Busey Bank’s Sean Gallagher, Executive Vice President and Regional President, and Natasha Marriner, Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor. Natasha talks about donations to charity and taxes and Sean suggests having a plan and remaining consistent with it. Plus, he recommends staying updated on IRS… Read more »

Positively Naperville: Doing Something About It.

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Next Generation Generosity

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Loaves & Fishes: Next Generation Generosity  By Nancy Wiersum  As we look to the future, we are so encouraged by the involvement of the youngest generation in our vital mission. This year we had numerous children and teenagers step up to end hunger and transform lives. While we remain deeply grateful for everyone who makes… Read more »

Daily Herald | Demand still high at suburban food pantries, donations lagging at some

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Daily Herald | Demand still high at suburban food pantries, donations lagging at some By Eric Peterson Both demand for and donations to local food pantries throughout the suburbs have experienced large surges since the start of the pandemic 20 months ago. But while need continues to be unrelenting in many areas, in some of… Read more »